Friday, February 7, 2014 - Berkeley Law
The 2014 MLI symposium at Berkeley Law features the local government as employer, and will focus on personnel and labor relations issues specific to public entities. The one-day program will include a panels on: Public Sector Collective Bargaining; Contracting and Privatization; Employee Speech, Privacy, and the Internet; Public Safety Personnel Issues and Due Process; Current Developments on Pension and Benefits; and Examining Bias Across the Legal System. Link to conference website.
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS NAVIGATING THE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION: ROUGH WATERS AND SHIFTING SANDS
February 8, 2013 ~ Berkeley Law, Room 110
The symposium will be on the California Constitution and will include a panel on individual rights, focusing on the California Constitution’s unique provisions on religion and privacy; a panel on water rights under the California Constitution; and two panels on the relationship between the state and local governments under the California Constitution, with one panel focusing on revenue and finance issues, in general, and post-redevelopment issues, in particular, and with one panel looking at the general powers of cities and focusing on the difference between general law and charter cities and on the current trend to limit the powers of both general law and charter cities.